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Forum topic by CaptCoan posted 10-20-2018 05:51 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2018 05:51 PM

Does anyone make a 3 inch bandsaw table insert, I have an older Rockwe/Delta 20 inch bandsaw and can’t find a table insert for it


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#1 posted 10-20-2018 06:18 PM

Think you need to consider making one out of really hard wood or aluminum.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 10-20-2018 06:28 PM

I have made some from hardwood flooring.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 10-20-2018 06:40 PM

+3 ^^^

Finding stock inserts is going to be difficult for that machine, but making them is easy – particularly since you already have a lathe. There are plenty of ways to make them, but for the lathe, you just turn down whatever material you want to make the insert out of to a 3” diameter cylinder, then slice off as many as you want. I also like to make them out of recycled milk jugs, which is a bit stronger and flex-resistant than wood, but just as easy to work.


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#4 posted 10-21-2018 10:30 AM

I have a 16” Grizzly. I considered making aluminum inserts,then decided to make a 1/4” table top over the existing table. I made it big enough to extend my current band saw table top and now I have a nice smooth replace able work table.

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#5 posted 10-22-2018 11:44 PM

wkndwrnch’s idea for an auxiliary table has the advantage that you can have nearly a zero clearance surround to your blade. I usually make mine out of hardboard/masonite. Of course eventually the hole gets too big, so you have to toss (or repurpose) the old one and replace it. Cleats around the perimeter keep it from wandering around. Just saw to the middle of the auxiliary table and stop. No need to drill a hole.

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#6 posted 10-23-2018 11:32 AM

I make them on a router table.

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